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Brera, Milan – A Quick Guide to the Artists’ Quarter

Brera, Milan – What to see, where to eat and drink, in Milan’s hip artists’ neighborhood Brera is known as the artists’ quarter of Milan, because of its art school, historic museum-gallery, and contemporary art galleries and studios. It is lively, elegant, and quirky. Strangely enough, it’s a place that many tourists miss on their …

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Italy in April – Your 2023 Complete Guide (From Someone Who Lives Here)

Like March, April can be a fabulous month to visit Italy.  Wildflowers are blooming, the temperatures are beginning to rise, and for most of the month, there aren’t many crowds – even though April is inching its way into Italy’s high season.  The light and colors of the landscape are a photographer’s dream, spring events …

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Electricity in Italy – Basics for Travelers (including which adapter to bring)

Good To Know:  This guide focuses on travelers visiting from the United States and Canada.  If you’re traveling from another country, your recommendations may differ.  If you’re packing up for your trip to Italy, you’re probably packing plenty of electronics – your smartphone, noise-canceling headphones, maybe a fitness tracker, or a laptop.  If you’re traveling …

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Italy Packing List – Tips and Advice Based on 20 Years of Experience

You’ve booked your flight to Italy and your hotels and now it’s time to pack!  I know, it can be overwhelming.  Don’t worry, by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll be ready to fare la valigia (pack your suitcase) for your trip. Why listen to my advice?  I’ve been traveling here since 2003 …

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